Quotes Of Swami – K

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Quotes – K


This Kali is Brahman in manifestation. (VII. 229)


Kama (lust) is blind and leads to hell. (VI. 116)


The renunciation of Kama-kanchana is the most important. (V. 261)


There is no philosophy in the world that is not indebted to Kapila. (II. 445)

Wherever there is any attempt at psychology or philosophy, the great father of it is this man,Kapila. (II. 455)

Wherever there is any philosophy or rational thought, it owes something or other to Kapila. (II. 455)


No one can get anything unless he earns it. This is an eternal law. (Karma in its effect on character)


“I want sappers and miners in the army of religion. So, boys, set yourselves to the task of training your muscles. For ascetics, mortification is all right, for workers, well-developed bodies, muscles of iron and nerves of steel.”


Pleasure is not the goal of man, but knowledge. (I. 27)

Knowledge is the goal of all life. (IV. 210)

We are all of us struggling towards knowledge. (I. 204)

The real life of man consists of knowledge. (I. 52)

He who can become mad with an idea, he alone sees light. (I. 177)

All our knowledge is based upon experience. (I. 125)

Instinct, reason, and inspiration are the three instruments of knowledge. (II. 389)

Generalization is the essence of knowledge. (IV. 380)

Books are infinite in number, and time is short;therefore the secret of knowledge is to take what is essential. (I. 236)

Perception is our only real knowledge or religion. (VII. 59)

It is practice first, and knowledge afterwards. (II. 317)

All knowledge depends upon calmness of mind. (VII. 72)

‘No knowledge is possible without a teacher.’ (IV. 431)

No one can teach anybody. (V. 366)

The gift of knowledge is the highest gift in the world. (VII. 256)

The first end of life is knowledge; the second end of life is happiness. (VI. 83)

Knowledge and happiness lead to freedom. (VI. 83)

No action can give you freedom; only knowledge can make you free, Knowledge is irresistible; the mind cannot take it or reject it. (VII. 54)

Knowledge itself is a manufactured something, a combination;it is not reality. (I. 213)

Knowledge itself is the highest reward of knowledge.(I. 130)

Knowledge alone can make us perfect. (VII. 38)

Knowledge is power. (I. 144)

The only value of knowledge is in the strengthening, the disciplining, of the mind. (VI. 64)

Is there a greater strength than that of knowledge?(VI. 325)

Knowledge is objectification. (II. 134)

Knowledge is a limitation, knowledge is objectifying.(II. 82)

Knowledge is, as it were, a lower step, a degeneration.(II. 82)

All knowledge must stand on perception of certain facts,and upon that we have to build our reasoning.(II. 162)

All human knowledge proceeds out of experience; we cannot know anything except by experience. (II. 226)

All knowledge is by reaction. (II. 458)

All knowledge and all power are within and not without. (I. 422)

Nobody ever created knowledge; man brings it from within. (II. 339)

There is no knowledge in nature; all knowledge comes from the human soul. (I. 422)

All knowledge is within us. (I. 412)

All knowledge is within (the) mind. (I. 509)

Knowledge is God. (VIII. 137)

All this knowledge is God himself. (VIII. 137)

Just as creation is infinite and eternal, without beginning and without end, so is the knowledge of God without beginning and without end. (III. 119)

Higher knowledge is thus clearly shown to be the knowledge of the Brahman. (III. 85)

In real knowledge there is no touch of work. (VII. 212)

Knowledge means finding this unity. (III. 5)

Knowledge is nothing but finding unity in the midst of diversity. (III. 397)

Illumination born of discriminative reflection is the ultimate aim of Upanishadic knowledge. (VI. 507)

All knowledge is Veda, infinite as God is infinite. (VIII. 136)

All human knowledge is but a part of religion. (VII. 103)

Knowledge realizes one. (IV. 233)

Knowing does not mean simply intellectual assent, it means realization. (II. 410)

There is nothing higher than this knowledge of the Atman; all else is Maya, mere jugglery. (VI. 519)

Knowledge does not come by sacrifice, but by seeking,worshipping, knowing the Atman. (VII. 42)

The goal of all is the knowledge of the Self, the realization of this Self. (VI. 457)

There is no other way to the knowledge of the Self but through Sannyasa. (VI. 506-07)

All other kinds of knowledge are but non-knowledge in comparison with Self-knowledge. (IV. 404)

When we know that we are the Self, then we are free. (VI. 84)

Spiritual knowledge is the only thing that can destroy our miseries for ever. (I. 52)

Spiritual knowledge can only be given in silence like the dew that falls unseen and unheard, yet bringing into bloom masses of roses. (III. 222)

Of what use is knowledge if it does not show us the way to the Highest? (IV. 281)

Supreme knowledge (can be learnt) even from the man of low birth. (IV. 338)

The gross melts into the fine, physics into metaphysics,in every department of knowledge. (III. 3)

All knowledge is in the soul. (I. 514)

The soul does not know, It is knowledge itself. (I. 249)

Whatever we know we have to know in and through Him.(II. 133)

Knowledge was not in matter, it was in man all the time. (II. 339)

Within man is all knowledge. (V. 366)

It is only discovered—what was covered is uncovered.(VIII. 136)

Knowledge exists, man only discovers it. (VII. 79)

Knowledge can never be created, it can only be discovered; and every man who makes a great discovery is inspired. (VII. 39)

Infinite knowledge abides within everyone in the fullest measure. (VIII. 137)

Past, present, and future knowledge, all exist in all of us.(VIII. 136)

In knowledge is worship. (II. 335)

To separate ourselves utterly from matter and all belief in its reality is true Jnana. (VIII. 5)

No one who sells his knowledge is an Apta. (I. 205)

The Jnani has to be free from all forms. (VIII. 11)

The Jnani is a tremendous rationalist; he denies everything. (VIII. 11)

All over the world, it is the wise man who enjoys the happiness of the world. (III. 20)

All wise men think alike. (VIII. 160)

The Jnani takes nothing for granted. (VIII. 11)

Jnana-yoga is the surest way of arriving at facts. (VI. 42)


This was the great work of Krishna : to clear our eyes and make us look with broader vision upon humanity in its march upward and onward. His was the first heart that was large enough to see truth in all, his the first lips that uttered beautiful words for each and all.
Krishna talks of himself as God. He sees the Deity in himself. And he says, “None can go a day out of my path. All have to come to me. Whosoever wants to worship in whatsoever form, I give him faith in that form, and through that I meet him. …”(Gita, IV. 12.) His heart is all for the masses.
(From his lecture Krishna)

Shri Krishna is the God of the poor, the beggar, the the sinner, the son, the father, the wife, and of everyone. He enters intimately into all our human relations and makes everything holy and in the end brings us to salvation. He is the God who hides himself from the philosopher and the learned and reveals himself to the ignorant and the children. He is the God of faith and love and not of learning. With the Gopis, love and God were the same thing – they knew Him to be love incarnate.
(Notes taken down in Madras 1892-93)

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